Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 1/23/13

LAKELAND, FL - FEBRUARY 21: (EDITOR'S NOTE: IMAGES HAVE BEEN DIGITALLY DESATURATED) Manager, Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers poses for a portrait during Photo Day on February 21, 2009 at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland ducked past several reporters Wednesday night before an event at Fifth Third Stadium. You guys thought you got rid of me, Leyland eventually said with a smile. Leyland signed another one-year contract shortly after the World Series, which is just fine with him. He prefers to review his situation at the end of each season. He was asked, tongue-in-cheek, about his 2014 contract. Oh, youll have fun speculating on that, Leyland said. And youll have me fired about 20 times. Then he left the reporters and addressed a gathering of Mud HensTigers fans. I want to apologize, Leyland began. I want to apologize that the World Series lasted six hours and seven minutes ... It was close last year, but no cigar. The couple hundred fans in attendance laughed along with him. Hey, you laugh or you cry after what happened in the Fall Classic, which was hardly a classic. The San Francisco Giants swept Detroit in four games after the Tigers sweep of ...
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